People’s suffering has reached its peak as a 48-hour nationwide transport strike is underway since Sunday (Oct 28) morning.Commuters faced immense sufferings as transport workers across the country went on a 48-hour work abstention on Sunday to press home their eight point-demand. Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation on Saturday announced the work abstention programme from 6:00 am on Sunday to 6:00 am on Tuesday.
Transport workers have blocked the roads with their vehicles and are obstructing any engine-run vehicles from using the roads. The transport workers have called a 48-hour strike to demand changes to the recently revised transport law and to press for a list of eight demands. The city’s Jatrabari area, transport workers allegedly poured engine oil on private cars, harassed rickshaw-passengers. Some workers have even seen painting faces of the private car divers with tar and engine oil.
Leaders of transport workers’ body said they have already identified the perpetrator. We have suspended him from our organisation and a probe body has been formed to find out whether anyone incites to do so, said Mohammad Hanif Khokon, secretary general of Bangladesh Roads Transport Workers League, a pro-Awami League workers’ body.